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Henderson Family Mourns Victims in PA. Deadly Fire

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LAS VEGAS -- A Henderson family is grieving the loss of a six people killed in a fast moving fire.

The raging fire consumed a home in Pennsylvania killing two adults and four young children Sunday.

Rodney Brown sits in his Henderson home thousands of miles away and is still processing what's happened to his nephew, Eric Brown and his family.

The fire happened on Mother's Day in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, about 100 miles Northwest of Philadelphia. 

The YouTube video is a real-life nightmare, with the screams, orange flames shooting from the home, and firefighters powerless against the intense heat.

"Obviously it's disbelief, you don't want to believe it," Brown said. "After a while the reality sets in, and there are actually hardly any words that I can come up with that describe the feeling at the time when you finally make the realization."

Brown said his nephew's wife, Kelly, was across the street visiting neighbors when the fire erupted. He said she had to watch as her family's home go up in flames.

"The only one that survived the fire was Kelly, Eric's wife and mother of the children. She wasn't in the home," Brown said. "She's obviously distraught and trying to deal with it, the kids were very young and it's very hard for her to even conceive the loss."

Four of his nephew's children, who all were under the age of eight, were killed according to Brown. Family members are spread all across the country and will lean on each other to get through the loss.

Eric Brown went to Chaparral High School and moved away from the area about 9 years ago.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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